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CUSA1013 Great Discoveries in Biomedical Sciences 生物醫學大發現

Key facts for Summer 2016:
Date: 27,29* August 2016
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm; 1:30pm-5:30pm
Tuition fee: HKD900.00

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* This date is reserved for make-up class in case there is any cancellation of classes due to bad weather or other unexpected factors.

This course aims at deciphering how the work of some famous scientists in the field of life sciences has affected our daily life and our society. The course first provides students with the general knowledge of some basic processes in life, namely biochemistry, cell biology, and immunology, followed by how the knowledge has helped us to cope with the natural adversities such as diseases. The improvements of our quality of life by the technological advances in life sciences will also be discussed. Finally, how the development in life sciences has brought revolutionizing impacts on our lives, civilization, and modernization will be presented. Through a series of learning activities, students are encouraged to comprehend and to connect the discoveries in life sciences to daily scenarios. This course is particularly suitable for students who want to understand more on how discoveries in life sciences, which have transformed the way we think and live throughout the centuries.

本科旨於探討一些卓越生命科學學家的研究成果及其科學意念如何影響現代人類的生活及社會發展。課程內容首先介紹一些生命運作的基本概念,即生物化學,細胞生物學及免疫學,然後再談及生命科學如何幫助人類抵禦疾病等自然災害。最後,課堂將進一步演繹那些生命科學的理論如何被應用,從而對現今社會作出貢獻。同學可以透過不同的課堂學習活動,增進了解這些當代重要的科學發明如何對人類生活及其對科研工作帶來革命性的影響及反思。本課程是為對生命科學感興趣的同學而設;課程內容讓同學們進一步了解生命科學的發現如何對我們日常生活帶來深遠的影響。

 

Organising units:
  • Biochemistry Programme, School of Life Sciences
  • Centre for Promoting Science Education, CUHK
Category:   Category II – Academy Credit-Bearing
Learning outcomes:   Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
  1. Recognize how biomedical sciences can benefit our daily life;
  2. Comprehend basic knowledge in life sciences;
  3. Develop practical skills in communication and critical thinking through different types of learning activities;
  4. Gain learning methodologies that promote life-long learning in life science subjects.
Learning Activities:
  1. Lecture
  2. Other Demos
  3. Discussion of case
Medium of Instruction:   Cantonese supplemented with English
Assessment:
  1. Short answer test or exam
  2. Lab reports
  3. Others
Recognition:   No. of Academy unit(s):  0.5
* A certificate will be awarded to student who have fulfilled the course requirements.
 
Expected applicants:   S1-S3 Students who are interested in biomedical sciences
Organising period:   Summer 2012; Summer 2013; Summer 2015; Summer 2016
Application Method:   SAYT Online application